August 9 - 10, 2007

Sponsored by the Office of Policy, Social Security Administration

      and the Retirement Research Consortium


Recent Empirical Evidence on Retirement and Retiree Behavior

Take-up of Medicare Part D and the SSA Subsidy: Early Results from the Health and Retirement Study. 
Helen Levy and David Weir

The Welfare Cost of Asymmetric Information: Evidence from the U.K. Annuity Market.
Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein and Paul Schrimpf

Labor Market Effects of Public Health Insurance: Evidence from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Melissa A. Boyle and Joanna N. Lahey

Demographic Changes and Family Behavior

The Future of American Fertility.
Samuel H. Preston and Caroline R. Sten

Children and Household Wealth. 
John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri

Implications of Career Paths for Social Security.
Melissa M. Favreault and
C. Eugene Steuerle

Preparedness for Retirement: Managing Financial and Mortality Risk

Life-cycle Asset Allocation with Annuity Markets: Is Longevity Insurance a Good Deal?
Raimond H. Maurer

Inflation Bets or Deflation Hedges?  The Changing Risks of Nominal Bonds.
John Campbell, Adi Sunderam and Luis Viceira

Participant Perceptions and Decision-Making Concerning Retirement Benefits.
olleen Medill

Preparedness for Retirement: Private Pensions                    

The Impact of Employer Matching on Savings Plan Participation under Automatic Enrollment.
David Laibson, Brigitte Madrian, James Choi, and John Beshears

Which Companies Will Freeze Their Pensions?
Alicia H. Munnell and Mauricio Soto

The Role of Governance in Retirement Investments: Evidence from Variable Annuities.
Richard Evans and Rüdiger Fahlenbrach

Measuring Well-being in Retirement                  

Consumption and Income Poverty for those 65 and Over.
Bruce D. Meyer and James X. Sullivan

Future Beneficiary Expectations of the Returns to Delayed Social Security Benefit Claiming and Choice Behavior.
Jeffrey Dominitz, Angela Hung and Arthur van Soest

Capital Income Flows and the Relative Well-Being of the Elderly.
Barry P. Bosworth and Gary Burtless

Examining the Motives and Reasons for Retirement              

Trends in European Pension Reform.
Olivier Bontout and Georg Fischer

The Impact of Late-Career Health and Employment Shocks on Social Security and Pension Wealth.
Richard W. Johnson and Gordon B.T. Mermin, and Dan Murphy

The Effect of Changes in Labor Demand on Retirement Outcomes of Older Workers.
Till von Wachter

How Health Influences Retiree Well-Being

How Fast Should the Social Security Eligibility Age Rise?
David Cutler, Jeff Liebman, and Seamus Smyth

Estimating the Health Effects of Retirement.
John Bound and Timothy Waidmann

Modeling the Effects of Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses on the Retirement Decision.
Richard W. Johnson and Rudolph G. Penner

Retirement Behavior Now and In the Future

Validating Life-Cycle Models: Lifetime Earnings and the Timing of Retirement.
John P. Laitner and Daniel Silverman

Social Security Eligibility and the Labor Supply of Elderly Immigrants.
George J. Borjas

Retirement Transitions of the Self-Employed in the United States and England.
Julie Zissimopoulos, Lynn A. Karoly, and Nicole Maestas

What Makes Retirees Happier: A Gradual or 'Cold Turkey' Retirement?
Esteban Calvo, Kelly Haverstick and Steven A. Sass